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Black Hairstyles

Playful Ponytails
Sometimes you want to look glamourous but don’t have time for a full blowout or a head full of curls. That’s where our favorite style trend of the season comes in—ponytails! Pulling your strands into a chic pony is an easy way to add sass to your look without taking too much time.

Plaited Details
Small, braided details help this look stand out.
Get the look: Balayage shaded hair is styled into Stitch Braids down the center of the crown (with cornrows around that) while the remaining strands are pulled into a low ponytail. Wefts are then wrapped around the base for length. Stylist Sasha Rootz, from Studio Ten 31 in Baldwin, NY, added some curls to finish off this style.

Adorned Accessories
A super sleek pony is elevated with texture and golden accessories.
Get the look: Dark hair is pulled into a sleek high ponytail. Sections down the middle, and on the sides, are styled into mini-braids. The base of the pony is wrapped in gold twine and hoops are added to the plaits. We can’t help but adore this look by Niwel!

Braided Beauty
Small braids are utilized for this low ponytail.
Get the look: Small braids, installed using crochet technique, are rolled and pulled over one shoulder. Braids are then tucked into a large fishtail style plait with the ends left loose. This gorgeous style comes from the hands of pro Nahbila Sonia Thames, of Texturz Hair Studio in Duluth, GA.

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